Sunday, September 25, 2011

Library Hires Writing and Research Instructor
The Cannon Memorial Library has hired Angel Jimenez for the newly created Instructor of Writing and Research position. He is available to assist students in all Saint Leo University locations and programs 30 hours a week this semester: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-7 pm; Tuesdays, 1-10 pm; and, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 am-5 pm Eastern Time. You may email him or give him a call (1.352.588.8269) to set up an appointment either for an in-person or online consultation. (Yes, he has his own Internet connected classroom for virtual consultations.) So, are you feeling like an Angry Bird? Do you need some help with your writing? Don't stress! Set up an appointment with Angel Jimenez today!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kim Komando's eReader Comparison Chart
Kim Komando, the online and on-air personality dubbed "America's Digital Goddess," has assembled a comparison chart for eBook readers. Kim writes and speaks about "gadgets, gizmos, Internet and all things digital" (

The comparison chart gives you a quick overview of eReader features, such as screen size, file types supported, battery life, and whether or not the device is WiFi or web-enabled. (Look for one that can read both ePub and PDF files. View YouTube videos to further compare your options.)

Did you know that many of the library's eBook collections and databases, such as the Gale Virtual Reference eBook Collection and EBSCOhost, can now be read on mobile devices, such as iPhones and eReaders? The university supports the mobile app for BlackBoard, if you take courses online with the Distance Learning program.

Something Is Missing from LeoCat—66K eBooks from EBSCO

EBSCOhost eBook logo
When EBSCO purchased netLibrary this summer, the information in the library catalog, LeoCat, had to be updated.

We ran into a glitch in this process and had to take all of the now-EBSCO eBook information out of LeoCat until the records have been properly re-formatted. This means that some 66,000 eBooks in our library are no longer linkable from LeoCat.

To access the “missing” eBooks, you will need to go to the Online Library Resources section, choose the link for eBooks and eReference Resources, select EBSCO eBooks, and then complete your search.

All the eBooks in other collections are still linkable from LeoCat. Or they can be searched individually.

We apologize for the inconvenience. We’ll let you know as soon as this changes.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Philosophy and Religion Collection Now Available from "Periodicals Archive Online"

Cannon Memorial Library recently added the Philosophy and Religion Collection, from ProQuest's "Periodicals Archive Online," to its databases.

The collection presently contains all issues for 35 journal titles. A minor glitch in the "find journals" section shows incorrect years of access. If in doubt, search for a particular journal by title in the library's catalog for eJournals, the AtoZ Journal List

 A simple search for "Heidegger" in article titles returned 381 full-text articles, while a search for the term in article title and full-text returned 2,882!  Doing the same two types of searches for "Nietzsche" returned 167 and 2,124 full-text articles. Please let us know what you think of this new addition to the databases.